Selfishness Quotes

Following are collection of the inspirational and funny selfishness quotes and selfishness sayings.

Selfishness Quotes

“Sympathising and selfish people are alike, both given to tears” ― Leigh Hunt

“There are two types of humans in this world: those who function so they can get something and those who function so they can give something.” ― Sarah Noffke

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure”-Jane Austen

 “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”

“There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move” ― Daniel Smith

“We were taught to share at the expense of our own well-being. We came to associate self-care and self-love with selfishness.” ― Elizabeth Esther

“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” ― Ayn Rand

“Selfishness keeps man blind through life.” ― Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Doing the right thing, surrendering our short-term self-interest to serve the needs of the whole, has never been easy for humankind, but now, more than ever, that is exactly what we must do. Future generations are counting on us.”― Laurence Overmire

“Selfish— a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice.” ― George Eliot

“In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you” ― Karl Lagerfeld

“Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference”

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“If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live” ― W. L. Orme

“If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“They, the selfish ones, are like spiritual lame people who use other beings as crutches to walk on the path of life. And they are the Blind of Spirit who never find Love, because they do not know how to love and do not let themselves be loved” ― Ivan Figueroa Otero

“Being self-sufficient is not selfish; it is a need. Harming others or yourself is not selfish because it will never benefit the self; it is just stupid.” ― Elizabeth Cartwright

“You are too full of your own hopes to hold anyone else’s.” ― Joe Abercrombie, Half a War

“If you don’t like me, remember it’s mind over matter. I don’t mind, and you don’t matter” ― Dr. Seuss

“That which is a common concern is very generally neglected. The energies of man are excited by that which depends on himself alone, and of which he only is to reap the whole profit or glory.” ― Aristotle

“Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.” ― Aristophanes, Platus

“A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.” ― Daniel Wallace

“We are not slow at discovering the selfishness of others; for this plain reason–because it clashes with our own.” ― Fulke Greville

“There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.” ― Samuel Johnson

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals” ― Benjamin Franklin

“In proportion as a man is selfish, so far has he receded from the motive which constitutes virtue.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“You want to see me happy at the cost of my happiness? That’s not love my dear, it’s cruelty, it’s selfishness, it’s narcissism, it’s anything but love” ― Mehnaz Ansari

“If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine” -P. G. Wodehouse

“We are to give (and take) true love without falling into the narcissistic habit of only trying to take it in.” ― Criss Jami

“That man who lives for self alone, lives for the meanest mortal known” ― Joaquin Miller

“Most people are far too much occupied with themselves to be malicious”― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others” ― Ouida

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea”― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground

“How much that the world calls selfishness is only generosity with narrow walls.” ― Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves” ― Stephen Kendrick

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“Individualism, in its good aspects, can foster a spirit of initiative, creativity, and going beyond norms and old-fashioned and restrictive dogmas, but it can also very quickly degenerate into irresponsible selfishness and rampant narcissism, to the detriment of the well-being of all. Selfishness is at the heart of most of the problems we face today: the growing gap between rich and poor, the attitude of “everybody for himself,” which is only increasing, and indifference about the generations to come” ― Matthieu Ricard

“Better not to plant seeds of selfishness than try to eradicate them once they have grown into giant weeds.” ― Prem Prakash

“There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish”― Lydia Davis

“Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect” ― George Sand, Indiana

“Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets… Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming.” ― Steve Maraboli

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody” ― Mother Teresa

“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either” ― Erich Fromm

“Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace” ― Dalai Lama

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt” ― William Cowper

“Self-pity is egotism undiluted, after all self-centeredness in its purest form.” ― Rick Yancey

“Selfishness is blind.” ― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“The true cause of conflict in humanity is simply; decadence and greed. Both are the elements which motivate people to only think of themselves.” ― Husam Wafaei

“The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.” ― Wangari Maathai

“It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish” ― Ralph Waldo Trine